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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-FEMALES

Smoking Status*

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  Total
Respond.^
Smoke everyday Smoke some days Former smoker Never smoked
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 11,501 1,457 15.6 14.5-16.8 563 6.1 5.4- 7.0 3,381 24.8 23.6-26.0 6,100 53.4 51.9-54.9
-FEMALES 7,207 852 13.9 12.6-15.3 349 5.4 4.5- 6.3 1,731 20.0 18.6-21.4 4,275 60.8 58.9-62.6
RACE
White 5,434 665 14.8 13.3-16.6 245 5.3 4.4- 6.5 1,424 23.1 21.4-24.9 3,100 56.8 54.6-58.9
African American 1,234 139 13.2 10.6-16.4 69 5.4 3.8- 7.8 212 12.7 10.5-15.4 814 68.6 64.6-72.4
Other Minorities 487 44 6.9 4.4-10.8 34 6.0 3.7- 9.6 85 11.7 8.5-15.8 324 75.4 69.7-80.3
AGE
18-34 841 112 13.3 10.5-16.7 60 7.3 5.3- 9.9 92 10.1 7.6-13.3 577 69.3 64.9-73.3
35-44 961 131 15.2 12.0-19.1 45 4.8 3.1- 7.4 148 16.7 13.4-20.6 637 63.2 58.5-67.7
45-54 1,300 250 21.0 17.9-24.4 73 5.1 3.6- 7.2 275 22.3 19.2-25.7 702 51.6 47.7-55.6
55-64 1,528 185 14.2 11.6-17.3 89 6.4 4.7- 8.7 411 24.5 21.7-27.5 843 55.0 51.3-58.6
65-74 1,320 125 9.5 7.4-12.0 47 2.6 1.8- 3.8 440 34.9 31.3-38.8 708 52.9 49.0-56.8
75+ 1,153 41 3.6 2.3- 5.8 29 2.2 1.4- 3.5 345 28.5 24.8-32.5 738 65.6 61.5-69.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 892 157 22.0 17.5-27.2 49 7.0 4.6-10.3 219 19.7 16.0-24.1 467 51.4 45.8-56.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,072 297 15.4 13.1-18.0 121 6.2 4.7- 8.2 484 20.6 17.9-23.5 1,170 57.9 54.3-61.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,905 254 14.4 12.1-17.1 101 5.5 4.0- 7.4 487 19.9 17.5-22.6 1,063 60.2 56.7-63.5
College Graduate 2,323 144 6.5 5.2- 8.2 78 3.4 2.4- 4.6 541 19.7 17.5-22.0 1,560 70.4 67.7-73.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 966 215 26.5 22.0-31.4 67 7.3 4.8-10.8 198 15.5 12.5-19.0 486 50.8 45.6-56.0
$15,000- 24,999 1,248 203 19.2 15.6-23.3 76 6.5 4.7- 9.0 291 18.9 15.8-22.5 678 55.4 50.8-59.8
$25,000- 34,999 683 80 12.7 8.9-17.9 37 7.1 4.5-10.8 194 21.4 17.5-25.8 372 58.9 52.9-64.6
$35,000- 49,999 829 104 14.5 11.2-18.4 36 4.9 3.0- 8.1 187 17.4 14.1-21.3 502 63.2 58.0-68.1
$50,000- 74,999 760 68 10.0 6.8-14.6 38 4.4 2.6- 7.3 197 23.1 19.0-27.8 457 62.5 57.0-67.7
$75,000+ 1,236 67 6.3 4.6- 8.5 41 5.0 3.1- 7.9 285 21.1 18.0-24.6 843 67.6 63.6-71.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,235 335 19.0 16.5-21.8 125 6.8 5.2- 8.9 628 24.1 21.4-27.1 1,147 50.1 46.7-53.5
No 4,634 472 11.8 10.3-13.4 204 4.6 3.7- 5.6 1,039 18.8 17.2-20.5 2,919 64.9 62.6-67.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 148 28 19.9 12.2-30.8 *** *** *** 37 17.8 11.7-26.0 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 7,057 824 13.7 12.4-15.1 340 5.4 4.5- 6.3 1,694 20.0 18.7-21.5 4,199 60.9 59.0-62.7

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*Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.
Overall smoking prevalence estimates can be obtained by adding 'Smoke everyday' and 'Smoke somedays' rates.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2011 are NOT comparable to previous years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2011 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

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